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July 2010
Volume 2, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

SDLA BranchOut 2010
July 27, 2010. Augustana, Sioux Falls.

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23

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In This Month's Issue

Library Headlines

2010 Graduates of Library Training InstituteSix graduate from Library Training Institute
State Librarian Dan Siebersma awarded Certificates of Public Library Management to six graduates of the Library Training Institute on June 11 at the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen.

July Continuing Education Opportunities
Are you up to the Challenge? Join us for the summer edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online from June 28 through September 10.

Children's & YA Services

Help combat the summer reading slump
Keep your young patrons involved in learning through the rest of the summer.

Reaching non-English speaking children and families
The International Children’s Digital Library offers free access to over 4,000 books on their Web site – no downloading required.

Free audiobooks for teens available July 1

Featured eResources of the Month

Electronic resources provide boredom busters in the library and at home

Grant Opportunities

W. K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation provides grants in the areas of educational advocacy, family literacy and whole child development.

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant
Libraries are invited to apply for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant.

The National Gallery of Art Free-Loan Program

In Focus: Emma Curtis

Emma Curtis, Interlibrary Loan/ Circulation Technician

Meet the Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Technician at the State Library

Library Development

Department of Education offices prepare for move to MacKay Building
By July 1 all of the Department of Education (of which the State Library is an office) will be under one roof.

Board Talk: What is a “good board”?
Many boards just read their statutory responsibilities and venture no further.

School Libraries

School Library Survey data available in late September
The district level data collected this spring through the School Library Survey will provide current information for the future planning and development of school libraries in the state.

Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque team members work ahead on nominees
‘Tis the season – no, not the one that has us counting down shopping days, but the time of year when Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque committee members get serious about choosing the nominees for the next list, in this case, the 2011/2012 nominees.

Books in the home increase level of education

Trends & More

A.H. Brown Public Library now appearing on the Web
Karla Bieber, Library Director of the A.H. Brown Public Library in Mobridge just announced the launching of their new Web site.

More resources in the news

What is Library Development reading?
Programming for Adults: a Guide for Small-and Medium-Sized Libraries Reviewed by Brenda Hemmelman

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Water Your Mind Summer reading LogoAdults have fun with summer reading in Watertown
Water Your Mind – READ! is this year's theme for Watertown Regional Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program.

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